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Rolltop Desk - The Build #2: Phase 1 - The Base parts

03-03-2015 01:01 AM by Randy Sharp | 0 comments »

Visit my website at or on Facebook! It took 10 hours to resaw the 1 1/4″ thick slabs into three thinner panels and then plane them to the finished 1/4″ thickness. In total, I cut 21 panels that will become inserts for the side and back assemblies. The quarter-sawn panels have some beautiful medullary ray patterns! Panels for the side assembliesI also planed the stiles and rails down to 3/4″ thick, then the cut them to width and length. The next step was to ...

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Lumber Rack

03-02-2015 11:19 PM by LaneBros | 0 comments »

I built myself a new lumber rack this week to try and get some of my lumber off the floor and make some room to move in my shop. i basically used Marc Spagnuolo’s design and just altered his plans to fit my needs. Here is a link to my blog: And a link to my youtube video:

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Coveting Thy Neighbor's Wood Stash

03-02-2015 10:03 PM by Dave Rutan | 11 comments »

My neighbor has had this shed since before we moved in 20 years ago. In the loft I can see these lengths of wood. I have no idea what kind of wood it is, but I’ve never seen then use even one board. Over the years, the father has died and (sort of) recently his son. No one lives there, but the original owner’s elderly spinster daughter. Her nephew comes by to do the yard work, but doesn’t touch the wood. I sometimes wonder if I should inquire about it in case t...

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Video Woodworkers I Watch #14: Andrea Arzensek

03-02-2015 09:02 PM by Dave Rutan | 0 comments »

Andrea is located in Mexico, but is originally from Croatia. He works with limited tools on his projects, but he has a good imagination and his videos are pretty well produced. Definitely worth a watch. A few of his videos are available in Spanish as well as English. His YouTube channel is here: [link]

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A adventure in making toys - Old Time Farm Truck #1: Intro

03-02-2015 07:37 PM by George_SA | 0 comments »

One of my preferences in woodworking is wooden toys. I have a special interest in trucks and the model of the Old Time Farm Truck by Ron Fritz, on the Google Sketchup 3D warehouse drew my attention. His model was in imperial dimensions and since I work in metric I redrew the truck in Sketchup with metric dimensions and also simplified it somewhat . I also added scenes to the model depicting the different components and dimensions that can be printed and taken to the ...

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New old planes

03-02-2015 06:01 PM by Rugman01 | 4 comments »

Well I have bugun to start my collection of fine hand tools. I recently spent 3 weeks trying to get the Stanley Bailey set of old hand planes. I wanted to get them all rusted on purpose, so I would gain the knowledge that was going to bw necassry to get them back to good condition and keep them that way. So as the days progressed the planes begain to arrive at my home. I am now the very proud owner of a small Stanley 110 a stanley handyman a stanley #4 flat bottom a Stainley #5 2 Stanley #6 p...

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Drum sander design

03-02-2015 05:59 PM by Bob506 | 1 comment »

I am designing a drum sander much like the ones I have viewed here with a couple twists. First thing I am wondering is how would a drum made of pvc pipe with end plates and 3 to 5 internal discs hold up? I will experiment with this since I have a lathe and can turn the discs. Second item I am thinking is to use a treadmill for a powerfeed system. The belt will be around half the width of the drum capacity. I again don’t know how this will work with wider material but, If I can, an...

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Coffee Table Legs #2: The Construction

03-02-2015 05:51 PM by Iwud4u | 6 comments »

Here are pictures of the build.Making the frames and covering them with 3/8” bender board. Tapering the frame support cleats. Assembling the frame structure. Applying the bender board to both sides. Inserting dowels for glass to set over. Marking the top for recessed holes. Attaching the glass to the legs. Using the tops of carriage bolts, for decoration only. Ready for finish! Thanks for looking

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Building my version of the Essential Tool Chest #3: Carcase is done

03-02-2015 05:02 PM by johnstoneb | 2 comments »

Yesterday and a little bit this morning was spent jointing and fitting the front, back and drawer dividers. I now have a complete carcase. Drawer dividers in and fit. Front and back installed and fit. I need more practice on my mortises but they got better as things progressed. Should be fairly easy to cover the mistakes. On to the lid and drawers.

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A Strategy for Woodworking #45: Expectations

03-02-2015 03:42 PM by Gary Rogowski | 3 comments »

Expectations. We all have them when we walk into the shop. Ah yes, I have come to spend a pleasant relaxing day at the bench undisturbed, unperturbed. Then you begin work. Things can go wrong. Jigs don’t work, parts mis-align as the glue holds fast in the wrong spot, wood tears out, screw heads break off, and finishes blotch. Lest it be misunderstood that I am somehow above the fray here, that nothing ever goes wrong for me, that I am the calm sea in the eye of every storm at my bench, ...

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